Quang dies and a vacuum opens in Vietnam [Asia Times]

[ndlr] Le décès soudain du président de la RSVN ouvre une période incertaine au sein du cercle très fermé du Polit-Buro vietnamien. Dans cet article renseigné, le journaliste David Hutt revient sur l’action et le rôle de Tran Dai Quang ces deux dernières années. De son côté, la BBC organise une table ronde sur les réactions et les conséquences de cette disparition.

President Tran Dai Quang’s demise will enliven factional rivalry inside the ruling Communist Party ahead of an increasingly uncertain leadership transition

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday morning after months of public speculation about his poor health, creating a power vacuum in the communist country’s triumvirate leadership structure.

As the former head of the fearsome Ministry of Public Security, Quang was known as a hard-line figure in the ruling Communist Party, but since last year was also seen as a budding rival to the nation’s top politician, Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong.

The cause of Quang’s death was not immediately announced but local media reports quoted a senior healthcare official as saying he suffered from a “serious illness.” Quang was receiving treatment at Hanoi’s Military Central Hospital when he died just after 10am this morning, the reports said.

A member of the Politburo since 1997 and the dominant force within the Ministry of Public Security for the last 15 years, Quang has served as the ceremonial head of the government since becoming president at the January 2016 Party Congress, a quinquennial event.

It was no secret, however, that Quang often butted heads with Trong, who has launched a politicized anti-corruption drive and shifted the Party back towards its ideological roots since the Congress. While neither official had made any public comments about their disagreements, the rivalry had been a rich source of speculation over the last year.

Lire la suite : Asia Times, 21/09/2018. Article traduit en vietnamien sur le site d’information indépendant Viet Nam Thoi Bao de Pham Chi Dung : Chủ tịch nước chết và vùng cấm hé mở

La BBC, programme en vietnamien a organisé aujourd’hui une table ronde sur cette disparition, le legs politique de Tran Dai Quang et ses conséquences.

Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness at 61

[ndlr] La disparition du Président de la République socialiste du Viêt-Nam a été annoncée. Selon l’agence VnExpress : « Le président Tran Dai Quang est décédé à l’âge de 62 ans ce matin à Hanoi après une maladie virale rare ».  Voir la vidéo en ligne.

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country’s No. 2 after the ruling Communist Party’s leader, died Friday after a serious illness, the government said. He was 61.

Quang passed away despite “utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign professors and doctors and care by the party and state leaders,” the statement said. It said Quang died at a military hospital in Hanoi but did not elaborate on his illness.

The state-run online newspaper VnExpress quoted a former health minister and the head of a national committee in charge of leaders’ health, Nguyen Quoc Trieu, as saying that Quang had contracted a rare and toxic virus since July last year and had traveled to Japan six times for treatment. He did not specify the virus.

Trieu said the president lapsed into a deep coma hours after being admitted to the National Military Hospital 108 on Thursday afternoon.

Lire la suite : The Washington Post, 21/09/2018. Kham/Pool Photo via AP, File.

Parcours biographique : Vietnam +

Voir également :

Le président Tran Dai Quang a été contaminé par quel virus ?
A lire sur Radio Free Asia Vietnam

Mort du président vietnamien, Tran Dai Quang, qui était gravement malade, Le Monde, 21/09/2018. Figure du camp conservateur au sein du régime communiste, il s’est éteint vendredi à l’âge de 61 ans.

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies aged 61, BBC Vietnamese, 21/09/2018.

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Source : site dédié aux activités du président de la RSVN